He didn’t walk away with the supporting actor award, but the way Michael Douglas sees it he had plenty to celebrate at Sunday’s Golden Globes.
“It’s been a quiet year. Catherine is doing a Broadway show and six months of cancer,” the silver-haired actor joked as he walked the red carpet with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Douglas, who announced last week that his malignant tumor is gone and he believes he is cancer-free, looked fit as he arrived at Sunday’s show.
“After you go through this, you have a greater appreciation of your fans. I feel good. I’m pacing myself and I’m enjoying it. I feel very happy to be here,” he said, turning serious.
As those fans shouted his name from the bleachers, heturned to wave and smile.
The 66-year-old actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
Brad Pitt hung back, letting his partner, Angelina Jolie, work the media gauntlet at this year’s Golden Globes.
Under slicked-back hair and behind sunglasses, Pitt surveyed the scene from the middle of the red carpet, chatting up friends as Jolie answered questions.
“My girls are always happy about me getting dressed up,” said the actress, clad in an emerald gown.
Another Hollywood power couple, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, held hands while Kidman fielded most of the questions.
“When I make a film, I always say it’s our film together,” she said, nodding in Urban’s direction. “We share each other’s accolades.”
Aron Ralston, the hiker who was trapped beneath a boulder for “127 Hours,” discovered a completely different atmosphere at the Golden Globes.
“If only there had been hoards of screaming women cheering me on,” he said of his desperate experience in a desolate Utah canyon that resulted in his cutting off his right arm to save his life.
Ralston, whose real-life story earned three nominations, proclaimed it “the best movie that’s ever been made.”
“They get the Aron Ralston award if nothing else,” he quipped.
It was clear he was thoroughly enjoying his moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
“It’s my first time and unless I amputate my other hand, I doubt I’ll be back here,” he said.